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What does Ethelbert mean?

Ethelbert Pronunciation of Ethelbert as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ethelbert is "noble, bright". The original form Aethelbert or Aethelbeorht, formed from aethel meaning "noble" and berht meaning "bright, famous", and thus the Old English equivalent of Albert. The name of three Anglo-Saxon kings, two of whom became saints: Saint Ethelbert of Kent whom Saint Augustine converted to Christianity, and Saint Ethelbert of the East Angles to whom Hereford Cathedral is dedicated.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, noble, bright, famous, old, kings, dedicated (faithful)


VARIANTS Bert, Bertie


OTHER FORMS VIA ALBERT Adelbert, Delbert, Elbert




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How popular is Ethelbert?

Ethelbert is a rare given name for men. Ethelbert is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ethelbert entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #1541 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ethelbert name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ethelbert outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Adelbert, Albert (#452 A YEAR AGO), Bert, Bertie, Delbert and Elbert are the popular varying forms of Ethelbert. These relations of Ethelbert were favored 128 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.5%) and have become significantly less popular since, with forms such as Adelbert becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ethelbert, Adelbert, Albert, Bert, Bertie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delbert, Elbert in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Albert outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Adalbert, Ailbert (see Albert), Calbert, Colbert, Culbert, Cuthbert, Dalbert, Dilbert, Ebert, Ecbert (see Egbert), Eckbert (see Egbert), Edbert, Egbert, Eilert, Elber, Engelbert, Ethelred, Ethelwin, Ethelwolf, Ethelwulf, Ethelwyn, Filbert, Fulbert, Gellert, Gilbert, Giselbert, Guilbert, Halbert, Herbert, Hulbert, Hurlbert, Ingelbert, Philbert, Philibert, Phillbert (see Filbert), Schubert, Seabert, Sebert, Seibert, Shubert, Talbert, Thorbert and Wilbert. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ethelbert.

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